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Old 01-14-2018, 09:53 PM
2johns 2johns is offline
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Default carb icing in Rotax 912 ULS in an RV12

Has anyone had carb icing in their RV12
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:34 PM
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Not I (in soggy Scotland)
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:09 AM
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I've accrued a couple hundred hours behind 912/912S' and have never encountered icing.
RV-4 0320\D3G 160, Whirlwind 200GA 70".
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:45 AM
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Over 1300 hours behind 912's in Kitfoxes, RV-12's, and Just Superstols with no carb ice. That includes flight in actual IMC as well.

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Old 01-16-2018, 11:36 AM
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In another thread titled "Air Induction Option" I wrote that the J3-Cub I owned for more than twenty years had an updraft carb on Continental A65-8 engine. You could view the entire carb through the open cowling. I would land on a hot summer day and the carb would be dripping wet (literally) from condensation - cold carb / humid air. Carb ice was always a possibility.

I have 300TT on my RV-12 with zero incidence of carb icing. Nice powerful, smooth running engine...
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80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub
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